Mike Perry Declines Fight With Chavez Jr. On Tyson-Paul Card

Mike Perry turned down the chance to fight Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. on the Jake Paul vs. Mike Tyson card. 

Perry has been the face of BKFC since his UFC departure in 2021. He suffered four UFC losses in a row but has reinvented himself in BKFC. He is 5-0, stopping Thiago Alves in his last fight. His total BKFC earnings of  $1.7m exceeded the $1.3 million in the UFC.

That was just after two BKFC fights against Eddie Alvarez and Alves. Fighting on the Paul-Tyson card would have exposed Perry to a big audience, especially since they would have fought a Mexican. The offer presented to Perry was tempting but not enough for him to take it. 

“There were some things on the table with that, and the pay wasn’t incredible, especially considering the opponent. I was like oh, I’m interested in being on the Mike Tyson Netflix card to get that exposure against this, certified, professional boxer. But the money and there was another option that would be and I could only choose one of them.

“It was like, there was another option to have more money, and possibly opens more doors, and there’s some incentives involved that I was like, this would be more interesting.  That [fight with Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.] would’ve been cool, but [it’s not happening],” Perry said

Perry is also targeting a fight with Conor McGregor. The Notorious has become a part owner of BKFC, as Perry welcomed the increased exposure. With McGregor reportedly having two fights left on his UFC, the Irishman may consider fighting in BKFC. Either way, Perry has plenty of options. 

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